As seen in our brand new Spring/Summer 2019 issue, these specialty vendors offer unique services for North Texas couples looking to take their wedding day up a notch. From live paintings to rad fireworks shows, custom coffee drinks for your guests and alterations for a fit beyond perfection, these four bridal vendors are at the top of their game. Why have an ordinary wedding when you could have an extraordinary celebration? Read on to learn more about these specialty vendors and how they can take your wedding to the next level!
Fine artist Julia McNally is among those ushering in the next big thing in “wedding branding.” Julia, an award-winning painter based in Dallas, has rapidly become one of the go-to live-event artists in North Texas (not to mention her work spans the U.S. and abroad). Julia captures the joy of ceremonies, receptions and other events by “rhythmically balancing loose yet accurate brushwork with a bold, energetic color palette.” Don’t speak fine art lingo? No sweat. The photos of her fine art speak for themselves — unforgettable moments captured of brides and grooms immersed in the magic of their big day. Not only is hers an epic keepsake from your day, which you’ll display in your home happily ever after, but the live painting experience is also a treat for your wedding guests to watch. Is it too late for a live painting? Not to worry – Julia can still create a work of art based on your wedding photos!
This quickly-growing company saw a need in the North Texas bridal market and has gone above and beyond in meeting it. Unless you’re lucky enough to find a sample sale gem that fits you like a glove, your wedding gown will be made-to-order based on 4-5 key measurements taken during the try-on, but the gowns aren’t promised to arrive fitting flawlessly. Cue: Altered for the Altar. In July 2017, mother and daughter duo Ruth and Rylee opened this 5,000-square-foot boutique located in the hip Dallas Design District. For this pair, the launch was a dream come true, and in just over a year, Altered for the Altar has already become the go-to tailor for North Texas brides. The shop is also known for expert restoration and customization, custom veils, spot cleaning and gown preservation. Perhaps our favorite service is their unique lingerie consultation experience. Brides will discover just how important undergarments are to the fit of their gown and can be matched with just the right pieces to perfect their look. You’ll love the completely personalized experience!
Photo: Courtesy of Eclipse Event Co.
Got a flair for the dramatic? Own it! And what better way to add drama to your dream day than to send your guests off with an awe-inspiring fireworks show? We’re not talking about just any fireworks. PrestoTechnics specializes in fireworks synced to the music of your choosing and matched to your wedding colors. The company hasepic pyrotechnic abilitie and a passion for creating once-in-a-lifetime moments for couples — making every show something your guests will never forget. Prestotechnics has experience ranging from small two-minute wedding displays up to large-scale, city-sized custom pyro-musicals. Whether you’re wanting to pull off a surprise show for your husband, a firework display before the getaway or an epic ending to your first dance, PrestoTechnics has you covered. In addition to wedding fireworks, they also offer sprinkler fountains for a getaway with wow-factor, 4k drone videography service, event uplighting and more.
Photo: Haley Rynn Ringo
More caffeine, please! We’re big fans of anything that will help keep us up late and on the dance floor at your weddings (espresso martini, anyone?), and Night Owl Coffee Cart is just the ticket. From luxe craft coffee to indulgent cocktails — try the Chai Old Fashioned — Night Owl serves up a hip, interactive beverage experience for North Texas weddings and events. Owned by the outgoing and innovative Corbin Bahcall, this cart and coffee lounge setup is the perfect splurge for your guests. They’ll love the touch of hospitality! Not only will they be energized to celebrate just a little longer, they’ll be entertained watching Corbin and his team create yummy handcrafted drinks. Pro tip: Be the hostess with the mostest by bringing in Night Owl for your bridesmaids brunch, bridal showers and bachelorette weekend festivities!
Photo: Laning Photography